Food Tour in Santiago
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- Explore the traditional food markets in Santiago
- Select the freshest and seasonal ingredients available
- Learn how to cook some local recipes
- Enjoy delicious chilean food as a local, in a friendly environment
- Have lunch with some Chilean wine and pisco sour.
Join us in our culinary tour, we’ll visit some of Santiago’s traditional Food Markets such as “La Vega” and “Mercado Central”, and then we’ll go to our home where we will cook and enjoy some delicious Chilean cuisine. We will have a private cooking class where some local culinary recipes will be explained, and then we’ll have lunch with the dishes we’ve cooked. Also the food experience includes a tasting of Chilean wine and pisco sour.
Some of the dishes we cook on Santiago food tour
Pastel de choclo: very popular dish in the countryside and whose origins date back to the kitchens of the Spanish
Empanada de pino: It is the queen in family meetings and never missing in the celebration of national holidays
Caldillo de congrio: traditional dish of the Chilean coast, immortalized by Pablo Neruda in his "Ode to cusk-eel chowder"
Machas a la parmesana: 100% Chilean dish made with pink clams that are native to Chile
Leche asada: a very popular dessert in our country, a favorite of all children...and grown ups
Pan amasado: in Chile we love our bread and in many homes it is kneaded daily
Porotos granados: a classic dish of summer, sun and holidays, is prepared with fresh shelled beans
Mote con huesillo: refreshing and traditional. It is usually found around the city in carts on the streets
Visiting the local Food Markets with us, an exciting experience
We strongly believe that if we want to prepare delicious recipes in our food tours, we need the freshest seasonal ingredient available on the market.
We invite you to hunt down with us specialty produce that we won’t find in the supermarkets, ingredients that we will be using later in our cooking experience. The Food Tour includes a visit to the following Food Markets, where we plan to hunt for our ingredients:
Declared as the fifth best food market in the world by National Geographic. Under a wrought-iron, art nouveau canopy dating back from 1872, this animated fish market groans with an extraordinary display of sea creatures, from barnacles to giant squid, many unlabeled, untranslatable, or unknown outside Chile.
Since “The Colonial Period”, farmers have met in La Vega’s surroundings to sell their fruit and vegetables. A wide variety of products are sold in its surroundings, mainly fresh fruit and vegetables from the Chilean Central Valley. Nowadays, “La Vega” concentrates more than 4% of Santiago’s transactions.
- Food market guided tour
- Cooking class